Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Giveaway for One of Three Amazing Alabama Coffee Table Books!!

I have had the pleasure of working with Turner Publishing for a couple of giveaways on my own blog, and they are top notch. Their books are so classy, so well done, so ENGAGING. So when I was thinking about what giveaway would best personify the beginning of Alabama Bloggers, they were the first company that crossed my mind.

I'm not usually a history buff by any stretch, but the moment I opened up Historic Photos of Birmingham, I couldn't put it down until I had looked at every picture and read every caption in the entire book. My husband had the same exact response. There's just something completely magical about seeing 100+ year old photos of your own city - it gives me such a yearning to experience life at that time.

Well, experience it for an hour or so.

Then I want my computer, cell phone, car with air conditioning, and the social freedom to wear blue jeans back.

However, the books are FASCINATING. The timelines. . . seeing things change before your eyes. . .seeing the phases of history that our state went through. . . seeing what my city looked like when my grandparents were teenagers, then when my parents were teenagers. . . seeing all of the crazy men in 5 piece suits and top hats and ladies in 10 feet-in-diameter dresses and hats in the dead heat of Alabama Summer. . . the experience is simply indescribable.

So, the fine folks at Turner Publishing have given me THREE books to give away to you!! They are each valued at $40, and these books are pure artwork.

I have:

1. Historic Photos of Birmingham
2. Historic Photos of Mobile
3. Historic Photos of HuntsvilleIf you're not from one of these three cities, this is an extensive series - they also have similar books on quite a few other cities. Check to see if your city is on the list here.

To enter to win one of these three books, comment on this post. Somewhere in your comment, let me know which book you would prefer if you were a winner. I can't make any guarantees, but I will try to match up the winners with their preferred book.

You may have extra entries for each of the following items:
1. If you are a follower of Alabama Bloggers
2. If you subscribe to the feed of Alabama Bloggers
3. If you follow @AlabamaBloggers on Twitter
4. If you Tweet about this contest
5. If you blog about this contest and Alabama Bloggers
6. If you put the Alabama Bloggers button on your blog

BE SURE TO WRITE A SEPARATE COMMENT FOR EACH OF YOUR ENTRIES.

This contest will be open until Monday, June 8th. The three winners will be chosen randomly and announced on Tuesday, June 9th.

Good luck!!!

98 comments:

Mama Hen said...

I would choose Birmingham. A great giveaway!

Mama Hen said...

I am a follower.

Mama Hen said...

I put the button on my blog.

HoweverAlthough said...

I would like the Birmingham book. :)

HoweverAlthough said...

I follow Alabama Bloggers on Twitter, of course.

HoweverAlthough said...

I subscribe to Alabama Bloggers feed via Bloglines.

Kris said...

My brother-in-law is from Alabama and my sisters lived in Birmingham for years. I would love to be able to give these to my brother (and maybe well, keep one for myself).

Birmingham is fabulous by the way and Dreamland's ribs rule!

Hannah said...

I'm addicted to Twitter...which is great for my blog and other websites...so of course I'm following! The books look amazing, I would pick Birmingham, but I bet Mobile is pretty too...

Tammy said...

I follow this blog in my google reader.

Tammy said...

I put the button on my blog.

Tammy said...

I follow @AlabamaBloggers on twitter

Tammy said...

Here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/GreekGRITS/status/1863973116


Oh, and I forgot to say which book. I would really like the Mobile book, since that is my original hometown.

Tammy said...

Oh yes, and I am a follower!

Lianne said...

My husband and I looked at that book or one very similar at the bookstore not long ago. His grandmother grew up in old Birmingham. I would love to have that book to share with her! What an awesome giveaway!

Lianne said...

I already had the button. : )

Lianne said...

Of course, I was already following/stalking.

Lianne said...

Without a doubt, I subscribe to the feed through Google Reader.

Ryan said...

I'm a huge history buff, I'd love to have the Birmingham book!

Christen said...

I'm also an Alabama blog follower. I was accidentally signed in as Ryan on my 1st comment.

Christen said...

I have the Alabama bloggers button on my blog.

page38 said...

I would choose the book on Birmingham - my hometown.

joan ferris said...

Historic photos of Huntsville.
joan ferris
jnferris@aol.com

Jennie said...

I've got your button on my blog! Would love the Birmingham book.

Jennie said...

I'd love the Birmingham book!

traymona said...

I live in Birmingham so I would like to win that book. I've been to the old train depot in Bessemer to look at their collection of old photos and even found my grandfather in one of them.
traymona[at]aol.com

Miss Jennifer said...

I would choose B'ham also, although I am sure any one of them is wonderful.

Wow Rachel! You're awesome!

So from the looks of things I have to comment for each thing I do...

Miss Jennifer said...

I have the button

Miss Jennifer said...

I am a follower

Miss Jennifer said...

It is on my blog, although telling others doesn't help my chances of winning... :)

Ashley said...

HUNTSVILLE!!! I NEED this book. Seriously. This has to be the giveaway I'm most excited about entering since the first of my blogging days. Let's make it happen. ;)

Ashley said...

I'm a follower!!!

Ashley said...

I'm a subscriber!!

Ashley said...

Following on Twitter!

Ashley said...

I tweeted yesterday and I'll tweet again! :)

http://twitter.com/anlinares/status/1872032219

Ashley said...

And I have the button, too! I'm all over this, Rachel! Haha!

sillelin said...

I love old photographs, wish I could have them framed & hanging all over my home. I would choose Huntsville (no special reason).

Ann Marie said...

ok! this is great! I absolutely LOVE my Paris book from them!! :)
I'd love the Bham book or the Mobile book! My mom was born in Mobile!

Ann Marie said...

I also follow on Twitter

Ann Marie said...

And im about to follow on Blogger, (if its working again)

Ann Marie said...

finally, i'm going to put the button on my blog too!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Sure, sign me up. I love giveaways!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

And I just signed up for the feed. What's one more blog to read. :)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

And I'm leaving a Twitter comment now!

Sunnyvale said...

Maybe Huntsville, for a choice of one of the three (but I wish it was San Francisco!).

CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) said...

I would like the Birmingham book, but I love historical photos so any of them would be neat. My MIL is from Mobile.

onlycancan ta hotmail tod com

maweisberg said...

i want to win

Anonymous said...

This would be great for my son and his wife who are going to have a new baby in April. Would love to win this from them. Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving !!!!!!!!!

Mary said...

I want B'ham!

Mary said...

I follow AB on twitter

Mary said...

Tweeted the contest!

Debra Graybeal said...

I would choose the Birmingham book! Thanks!

Debra Graybeal said...

I follow you on twitter! I would choose Birmingham!

Debra Graybeal said...

I tweeted about this! I would love the Birmingham book!

Marianna said...

I'd love to win any of these books!

Marianna said...

I follow you on blogger!

Marianna said...

I follow you on twitter! @mannabsn

Andria said...

I would love historical photos of mobile. Thank you.

Rachel said...

Hmmm, I live in B'ham now, but I'm originally from the Mobile area so It's hard for me to choose. Flip a coin I guess?

Rachel said...

I'm a follower of the blog!

Rachel said...

I'm a twitter follower!

Rachel said...

I put the button on my blog!

chromiumman said...

these look great, would choose the birmingham book

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I would love to win one of those books!!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I am a follower

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I have the button on my blog

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I did a post on the giveaway:
http://lbratina.blogspot.com/2009/05/leighs-at-alabama-blogger.html

jennifer said...

Sign me up! I live in the Mobile area and would love to have the book.

jennifer said...

I follow you!

jennifer said...

Blog button affixed to my sidebar.

Dirt Princess said...

Mobile! Mobile!

ktgonyea said...

Following :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Swampgirl said...

I spent some of my growing up years in Huntsville so that's the book for me!

Latte With Me said...

I would choose B'ham!

Latte With Me said...

I'm a feed subscriber.

Latte With Me said...

I follow AB on twitter!

Derek said...

I'm a follower, a subcriber, have the button on my blog, and follow on Twitter. I'd love to win that Mobile book!

Derek said...

I follow on Twitter! I love that Mobile book!

Derek said...

I am blogging about this contest so I can win that Mobile book!

Derek said...

I have the button on my blog.... gotta win that Mobile book! :)

Patsy said...

I think the Huntsville book would be good.

Jamie said...

Ooh...swag! I would pick Birmingham even though I am sure the history of H'ville and Mobile would love lovely on my coffee table.

Jamie said...

I follow on Twitter!

Jamie said...

I'm a follower!

Jamie said...

I subscribe to the feed too!

Jessilyn82 said...

These look really neat, I have family from Alabama so any of these books would be a welcome peek at my history!

Jessilyn82 said...

I follow on Blogger

erma said...

I would choose Birmingham.
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

dhunt said...

nice!

Renee G said...

I would love to have the book on Birmingham.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

cookiert said...

I would love to win the Birmingham book for my dad!

katco64 said...

I would love all of them but if I habd to settle for one it would be Mobile.

Thank you so very much. :)

katco64 at aol dot com

Misusedinnocence said...

I would choose Mobile. Thanks! :)

misusedinnocence@aol.com

purango said...

I would like the Historic Pjotos of Birmingham. I am interested in historical photos of Alabama. garrettsambo@aol.com

kathy pease said...

i think i would pick Historic Photos of Birmingham

kathy pease said...

following your blog as klp1965
kathy pease

kathy pease said...

following on twitter klp1965

SeahorseLady said...

I just moved to Alabama in January and would love to have one of these great books. I would prefer the one on Mobile.

SeahorseLady said...

I follow.

If you haven't linked up and introduced yourself yet, be sure to go here to do so!